Sadness and tears, claim the soul for years…maybe a lifetime, but at what cost?
As mortals, death is the inevitable culmination of life, but this is of little consolation to the irrational minds of man.
We look to eternity…nay we believe that we are eternal to satisfy our fear of the inevitable. Is this not simply the denial of what we humans cannot change. Whether you believe in the Divine or that this is a life of finality is of little consequence. We can never truly know, except by the man made belief in faith.
Look at the broken souls around you, those trapped in a cycle of sorrow and realize that their suffering is, but a test of strength, a test of their fortitude that only they can come to terms with.
It is not our place to criticize or rationalize their suffering, but instead it is our purpose here on earth to sympathize and comfort those in need remembering that we all mourn in our own way.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
You have phrased this so well, Dom. Could I add; Mortality is a given. Afterlife is taken on faith. Every mortal leaves his mark, no matter the path he’s led. I have faith the heavens will open, after I have been declared dead !
I have that faith as well though not necessarily in the sense that the “conventional” religions portray. Thank you for the great comment William and I apologize for responding so long after you left it.